tanbedStay out of tanning beds!

The numbers scream this – using a tanning bed once per month increases your risk of skin cancer by 55%. Higher chances if you started tanning at age 20s. Recall skin cancer is the #1 in the US, have a listen to DocHandal’s podcast on this.

Want a safer tan? Use a  spray on or self-tanning lotion. This creates a browner tone by interaction between amino acids in the skin- not involving the melanocytes. Recall melanocytes changes cause skin cancer. Remember skiing (high altitude sun) and sun exposure between 10 AM and 4 PM. increases risk. Do not forget sunscreen early and often and do not rely solely on it! Know using sunscreen prevents Vitamin D absorption through our skin.